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Hawaiian Village In Lava’s Path Awaits Fate Amid New Uncertainty

What will happen to this Big Island community that may end up divided in two?

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New Yorkers Love 311; North Carolina Sheriff’s New Posse

Also in our State & Local news roundup: Des Moines’ millennial draw, Alaska’s oil worries, and sick palm trees in Redwood City.

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Ex-Wisconsin Gov. Discusses ‘Incredibly Hard Decisions’

Watch Jim Doyle talk about state-level governance during bad budget years.

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Supreme Court Allows Texas to Enforce Restrictive Voter ID Law

One Texas judge says the new law could keep 600,000 mostly black and Latino voters from the polls.

John Deasy testifies during Vergara v. The State of California in January.

Why Did the Los Angeles Superintendent Resign?

In his efforts to improve his district, John Deasy took risks and made impressive gains. He also made mistakes and earned some enemies along the way.

Video: New America Panel Discusses ‘The Responsive City’

Watch co-authors Stephen Goldsmith and Susan Crawford discuss their new book on local digital governance.

A Chat with Amtrak's CEO on the State of U.S. Passenger Rail

Joseph Boardman on federal funding, long-distance routes, and operating "as a business."

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Says His 2015 Budget Avoids ‘False’ Choices

But there’s no immediate solution to the city’s $10 billion in unfunded pension liabilities for police and fire personnel.

The Virginia State Capitol in Richmond.

Prisons Hit Hard By Virginia Budget Cuts; Utah’s Time-Zone Change?

Also in our State & Local news roundup: ‘I don’t feel safe’ in Harrisburg, says armed lawmaker who opened fire on city streets.

Northern Virginia's Tyson's Corner is a commercial center.

The Urban Future of the American Suburb

Michael Caplin's quest to transform the quintessential edge city

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman speaks during Wednesday's wall-breaking ceremony.

Maryland County Kicks Off Work on New Entrepreneurship Center

Watch Howard County leaders at “wall breaking” ceremony for project that will transform an iconic building.

It's Deer-Collision Season

Deer collisions rise precipitously in autumn—so watch out, West Virginia, Iowa, and Pennsylvania.

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Napa County, California, on Aug. 24.

California Practices for Next Big Earthquake Amid New Warnings

Seismic risk to Bay Area water infrastructure creates new regional worries.